Unilag Convocation: How We Emerged With First-Class – Muslim Students

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About 30 members of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, University of Lagos branch bagged first class in the ongoing convocation.

The best graduating student, Alimi Adedeji, was the Chairman, MSSN UNILAG EMSS Freshers’ Orientation Programme 2018/19 Session.

Others are Hassan Salaudeen, who was the MSSN UNILAG Amir (President); Labeebah Damilola Dhikrullah, daughter of popular Islamic a scholar, Sheikh Dhikrullah.

The first class Muslim students also include sensational Ewi reciter and the head of Yoruba Unit at MSSNLagos Information Department, Adébáyọ̀ Ọlábọ̀dé; and Sherifat Omosholape Oshoala, Nigeria’s Super Falcons captain and Barcelona attacker, Assisat Oshoala’s relative.

Others are Ojo Ademola Dawud, Accounting; Bakare Mubarak Oluwatosin, Geophysics; Muhammad Mustapha Abiola, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Yusuf Odunayo Iyabo, Finance; Oluwatobi Quadri Raji, Petroleum and Gas Engineering.

They also include Habeeb Olusanya, Mechanical Engineering; Animashaun Musa Bolarinwa, Surveying and Geoinformatics; Abdulmajeed Arogundade Ayodele, Mechanical Engineering; Aishat Ololade Liasu, Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Also included are Ajao Habeebah Kikelomo, Geology; Musa Idris Olaleye, Education & Mathematics;
Monsurat Adeniyi, Accounting; Abass Ajibola, Marine Biology; Shoroye Soffiyya Morenikeji, Botany; AbdulHafis Odunuga, Geography and Planning; Yunus Abidemi Ibrahim, Accounting

Badeji Aisha Eniola from Mass Communication; Arikewuyo Mojeed, Mathematics and Habeeb Aderolu, eho studied Microbiology also graduated with first class.

Alimi explained that MSSN UNILAG programmes and orientation helped him to achieve his goal of graduating with a first class.

He said, “What I really liked about MSSN was that, it’s members are very supportive and they’re also doing very well in their academics. After the first semester in year one, the Society organised a program which I can’t remember the name now and they gave out N5,000 to those who made a 5.0 GP and they were always inviting me to programmes to inspire other people and for you to always inspire others, you have to be on top of your game. MSSN UNILAG branch regularly organises success dua during exams which I don’t always miss because one has to always put Allah first.

“Another thing that helped me was helping others. Helping my coursemates understand what we’ve been taught was a motivation to read for me.”

On his part, Hassan Salaudeen, who was the MSSN UNILAG Amir, said, “MSSN-UNILAG organized a lot of programmes for us and during my administration we maintained it, programme like Freshers’ Orientation Week, Academic Counselling Seminar and Tutorials. During my Administration, we added a program specially for selected scholars to speak with members about Academic Excellence.

“There were challenges. We faced quite a number of them like paucity of chairs for students to sit on during tutorials, funds for our ever committing tutors, unavailability of the mosque which used to be our statutory venue for tutorials and all. AlhamduliLlah, we were able to manage the challenges, at some point we had to do tutorials at faculties and even outside the campus.”

Reacting, Amir of MSSN Lagos State Area Unit, Miftahudeen Thanni, congratulated the outstanding students and urged them not to relent in their academic endeavours.

“Their emergence is a fulfilment of one of the objectives of the organisation, which is academic excellence. We are happy for the feat they have achieved and we will do everything possible to assist them and make them better persons.

“We hope that they will serve as mentors to others and encourage them to do better.”

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